Current Affairs

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Jim Stone – Fires in California Were Not “Wild”

Pictures from the scene reminiscent of Hiroshima

Isis has lost Raqqa with the fighting taking much of the city’s history too

There will, however, apparently be no “forgiveness” for the foreign fighters in Raqqa

US allies in Europe vow to stand by Iran nuclear deal

European leaders have pledged their commitment to the nuclear accord with Iran. As has the EU policy chief, Federica Mogherini, who has dismissed suggestions that any one nation could end it

Russian TV Says U.S. Breaks Peace Treaty

A second U.S. regiment has moved close to Russia’s borders in the Baltic region — in violation of a treaty between Russia and NATO

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Trump Sends Second Aircraft Carrier to Korean Peninsula with 7,500 Marines Aboard

“The calm before the storm”?

Wiesenthal Center isn’t withdrawing prize given to Harvey Weinstein

Amid growing backlash against the film mogul over sexual harassment allegations, Jewish groups he supported stay mum

Hungarian PM: ‘The EU Insults Member-States, Abuses its Powers, and Eats from George Soros’s Hand’

Outspoken Hungarian leader condemns European Commission bureaucrats as “all Soros’s people”

The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin

It may be too early to identify the Saudi pivot to Russia as the shift of the century. It is however, a certified game-changer. Pepe Escobar explains why

Britain Moves To Criminalize Reading Extremist Material On The Internet

Regularly visiting sites deemed “far right” (but not “far left”) could lead to your arrest and imprisonment for up to 15-years in the UK

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Britain makes battle plans for war with North Korea

Under one scenario being contemplated by defence chiefs, HMS Queen Elizabeth and 12 F-35 fighters would join U.S. warships off the Korean peninsula

People on a rooftop wave Spanish flags during a march in downtown Barcelona, Spain, to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain, Sunday Oct. 8, 2017. Sunday's rally comes a week after separatist leaders of the Catalan government held a referendum on secession that Spain's top court had suspended and the Spanish government said was illegal. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Catalonia: hundreds of thousands join anti-independence rally in Barcelona

Last week’s Catalonian referendum may not have been entirely representative. As many who opposed independence boycotted it

Trump DID mean military options 'on the table' in North Korea Twitter tirade

Trump DID mean military options ‘on the table’ in North Korea Twitter tirade

Trump’s war of words over North Korea continues

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defense system: Arabiya TV

Russia’s intervention in Syria not only helped thwart ISIS but enhanced the appeal of its weapons in the eyes of potential buyers

Weinstein and Nicole Kidman at the premiere of Paddington.

Hollywood Hypocrisy and the Silence of the Stars

Deafening silence from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars after allegations that producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed vulnerable young women.

Russian official: N Korea to test missile it thinks can reach US west coast

“There is a clarity of purpose in what Kim Jong-un is doing. I don’t think he’s done,” said deputy assistant head of the CIA’s Korea Mission Center

Las Vegas Shooting – Shooter In The Crowd?

Is that a gunman in the crowd? On balance we think not: there are too many people around him, meaning he runs a greater risk of being stopped, and he could just as easily be shooting photos rather than a gun. You be the judge

Tweedledum and Tweedledee Have Become Incontinent and can no Longer Hear or See

Tweedledum and Tweedledee Have Become Incontinent and can no Longer Hear or See

Why are reports of multiple shooters in Vegas not being mentioned by someone in government, local or national somewhere?

President Trump stopped briefly to talk to reporters before he left for Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Click to enlarge

Trump Hints at New Gun Control Legislation

Was this the real objective behind the Las Vegas shootings?

According to the US chief of Staff, Thailand is part of the zone to be destroyed (map published by Thomas P. M. Barnett in 2003).

Political Islam against China

A conflict has been planned with a precedent in the former Yugoslavia, that will ultimately end in the destruction of Myanmar. Thierry Meyssan explains

Proof Las Vegas Shooting Was a FALSE FLAG Attack - Shooter on 4th Floor

Proof Las Vegas Shooting Was a FALSE FLAG Attack – Shooter on 4th Floor

Apart from Stephen Paddock on the 32nd floor, there is clear evidence that someone on the 4th floor was also firing an automatic weapon into the crowds below